It's been three years since RA first launched on a small shared box. After working with a handful of different hosting companies and outgrowing the ones that didn't file for bankruptcy, RA has once again upgraded its hosting service. Serving literally hundreds of gigs of information each month, and having been reduced to an almost sluggish rate in some peak periods we have been forced to take action.
The good news is that over the weekend, we migrated Resident Advisor to a new super fast and massively geeky dedicated server. From a techy point of view it means more server control, piles of extra bandwidth, loads of extra space for the various forms of content hosting on RA (like to our surprise the 47,553 shots currently archived in the photo gallery) and less downtime.
Confused? Generally speaking this means RA should be more reliable, and most importantly, much faster to respond to the tens of thousands of requests you readers issue when hitting the site each and every week. We may, and probably will experience a few teething issues, but it is to be expected - if you have any problems with the service feel free to drop us a mail.